Life is so busy that sometimes we do not take time to sit down and reflect how lucky we are. We are always too busy to give the most valuable asset, our time to help others.
This is why in March 2019 I along with several of my colleagues were excited to be asked by WellChild to give our time to help with Anya’s garden project.
Anya is a 5-year-old from Cardiff and suffers from Autism. She has global development delay, learning difficulties and dyspraxia. This affects all areas of Anya’s life. She relies on adults to communicate her wants/needs as she is non verbal, this can be very frustrating and upsetting. Anya has no sense of danger and puts inedible objects into her mouth, which is a constant worry for mum and dad.
Our task was to build Anya an accessible area which will allow her to have the freedom and space to play. Having a garden that is suitable to her needs will help to aid Anya’s development and behavior and give the whole family a happy place to spend time in together.
Thank you to WellChild and St. James’s Place for inviting me to participate in helping Anya. It was amazing to see the results we could achieve giving up just two days of our time and incredibly emotional to see Anya’s face upon revealing her new garden to her and the family.